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Title: Simone Knox and Kai Hanno Schwind, "Friends: A Reading of the Sitcom" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)

Simone Knox and Kai Hanno Schwind, "Friends: A Reading of the Sitcom" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)

December 10th, 2019

What does Friends mean to us now? In Friends: A Reading of the Sitcom (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), Simone Knox, an Associate Professor in the Department… Go to Episode

Alexandra D'Arcy, "Discourse-Pragmatic Variation in Context: Eight hundred years of LIKE" (John Benjamins, 2017)

December 4th, 2019

Like is a ubiquitous feature of English with a deep history in the language, exhibiting regular and constrained variable grammars over time. Alexandra… Go to Episode

Alberto Cairo, "How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information" (Norton, 2019)

December 3rd, 2019

We’ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if we don’t understand what we’re looking at? Social media has made charts, infographics,… Go to Episode

Ann K. McClellan, "Sherlock’s World: Fan Fiction and the Reimagining of BBC’s Sherlock" (U Iowa Press, 2018)

November 26th, 2019

In Sherlock’s World: Fan Fiction and the Reimagining of BBC’s Sherlock (University of Iowa Press, 2018), Ann K. McClellan explores fan fiction inspired… Go to Episode